Friday, May 25, 2012

Should I Star In A Reality Show?

I received this email recently, which I'm reproducing without comment.
Hi,

UTV ( software and Communications) is producing a unique tv show for an international Hindi tv channel.

This TV show is a daily series made up of the video diaries of women who honestly and courageously share their lives with the viewers without any filters or defense mechanisms.

The show will be an incredible journey into the very real lives of women in a way you've never seen them before.
This show will raise moral dilemmas and conflicts, and leave us to find the answer for ourselves.
This show is a voyage into the self in today's world, taken through the voyages of its characters.
We wish to invite you to be a part of this unique show, 
kindly revert me asap
greetings 
 Anyone else got one?


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Question for Readers from Germany

Why are my stats showing so many visits from Germany? Any readers from Germany care to explain how you got here?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

If You Ever Wanted Career Advice From Me....

...today is your lucky day.

Being one of those rare people who loves her job, I have often been envied by friends and acquaintances. What works for me might not work for you, but I've written the story of how I managed my job search when I was unemployed and looking over two years ago, how I started at my current employer, and how the job that started out "all right" soon revealed itself to be perfect--and how I nudged on the process.

It's all over at Women's Web:
 Go read. And tell me what you think of them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mid-Week Reads: Short and Sweet

I just got back home yesterday, so this is going to be short and sweet.

I was very intrigued by this article on Women's Web about inclusion of people with disabilities, and happy to add EKansh to my list of non-profits to donate to.

Also on Women's Web is my article on finding the right job, based on my own experience. Do let me know what you think of it.

This is just brilliant and makes me wish I could vote for Obama. Good policies (especially compared with the alternative), but just brilliant marketing. 

How to answer the question "tell me about yourself" in a job interview. 

India's 1%: only 406,000 taxpayers earn over Rs. 20 lakhs.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Magnificent Brahmaputra

One of the sights I was most eager to show the Guy on our first visit nearly six years ago was the sunset on the Brahmaputra.

We went down there late in the afternoon and walked up and down the road next to the river, taking pictures and enjoying the view.

Sand bars on the Brahmaputra

Friday, May 04, 2012

Photos of Shillong

The photos here and in the next couple of posts are from 2006, when the Guy and I visited Assam together for the first time. One of the days, we hired a driver and took off to Shillong.

The way there was green and lovely too, but the narrow roads and abundance of vehicles, especially trucks, made it a little less fun.

On the way to Shillong

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Mid-Week Reads: Stories

For chrissakes, there is nothing wrong with you: a dating manifesto.

And here's the latest Cosmocking, for your viewing pleasure. "He's not a horse, Cosmo."

The always awesome Lisa Barone writes of a powerful moment that shaped her life.

I loved this beautiful novella that you can download for free (or purchase, if you'd prefer). It's a retelling of the story of Persephone.

And while you're reading fantasy, check out Neil Gaiman's retelling of Snow White: I loved the story when I first read it years ago, and it was still great the second time.

And this, so very late, is the best review of Avatar. Yeah, it was a while ago, but the shittiness of the story combined with how so many people seemed to think it was the most amazing thing evar! still annoys me.

Read my review of Felanee, a story about ethnic clashes in Assam, on Women's Web. 

And that's it! I'm off to Assam tomorrow, and since I still have to work (bad timing!), there probably won't be any Mid-Week Reads for the next two weeks. Or anything much, really. I'm not even traveling within Assam this time so won't have any cool pictures for you.

But I do have pictures from an earlier visit, and will share a few of those soon. So keep coming!